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11/20/18 7:00 pm
St. Gelasius I, Pope (Feast day - November 21) Gelasius was born in Rome, in the fifth century, the son of an African named Valerius. Later, ordained ...Read More
11/19/18 7:00 pm
Archbishop of Canterbury England, who battled for discipline and justice, also called Edmund of Abingdon. Born in Abingdon, on November 30, 1180. he ...Read More
11/18/18 7:00 pm
Bishop and martyr, the father of St. Isaac the Great. A native of Armenia, he studied in Cappadocia and wed a princess who gave birth to Isaac. ...Read More
11/20/18 6:16 pm
Three Killed at Mercy Hospital
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11/20/18 12:02 pm
Pope Francis’ Address (Unabridged Translation)
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11/20/18 11:00 am
Last Sunday in September
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11/20/18 6:29 pm
IMAGE: CNS photo/Sarah Webb, CatholicPhilly.comBy Gina ChristianPHILADELPHIA (CNS) -- Thanksgiving should be a daily attitude rather than an annual observance, according to an American Indian leader in Pennsylvania.
Chief Buffy Red Feather Brown, leader of the Southeastern Cherokee Confederacy of Pennsylvania Earth Band, says that a true appreciation for God's many gifts makes "every day a day of Thanksgiving."Read More
11/20/18 4:20 pm
IMAGE: CNS photo/Rich Kalonick courtesy Catholic ExtensionBy CHICAGO (CNS) -- Sister Marie-Paule Willem, a Franciscan Missionary of Mary, who has been serving the poor in the U.S. and around the world for more than 60 years, will receive the 2018-2019 Lumen Christi Award from Catholic Extension.
"Working across many countries, Sister Willem believes strong families are the foundation of the church and society," said the news release announcing the award Nov. 19.Read More
11/20/18 4:03 pm
IMAGE: CNS photo/courtesy Vatican Dicastery for CommunicationBy Junno Arocho EstevesVATICAN CITY (CNS) -- After Islamic terrorists stormed the Algerian monastery he called home, Trappist Father Christian de Cherge felt compelled to put pen to paper and write down his testament.
Father de Cherge, prior of the Monastery of Notre Dame de l'Atlas, said he held no ill will to those who would eventually kill him. In his letter, written between Dec. 1, 1993, and Jan. 1, 1994, he said he knew extremists in the country followed a "caricature of Islam" and urged his loved ones to not confuse Muslim "religious tradition with the all-or-nothingness of the extremists."Read More